Radio Topics for May 28th

You know that Summer is really here because Adam is back from BC. At 8:05 Mike will be speaking with Erin George, the co-founder of Cycle for Sight about their upcoming Ottawa event. As well we will have our usual mix of music, news and current affairs. We air every Tuesday from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM or at for everyone not in Ottawa.

However, not to let Ford get all the attention… The Senate Expense Scandal continues.
File under disgusting… Bed bugs on Edmonton buses.

Radio Topics for June 26th

The last Tuesday in June. Happy early Canada Day as next time you hear us, Canada will be another year older. We have an exciting show lined up for you. At 7:30 Adam will talk to a member of local area band The Flats about their new E.P and their upcoming shows. At 8:45 Mike will be talking with a representative from Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre regarding their fundraising events.  As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

Is Ryan Murray worth all the draft picks you have? Garth Snow thinks so.

Montana law banning corporate donations in state elections is struck down by the US Supreme Court.

Toronto Pride began yesterday and yet again, Rob Ford had other plans so couldn’t be there.

Tories pull their punches with ad attacking Mulcair.

Oracle CEO buys an island…and not a little one either.

Liberal leadership speculation now shifts full time to Justin Trudeau.

the Canada-Obama relationship souring?

Supply management is again a point of contention in free trade talks.

Radio Topics for June 12th

Today promises a break from the heat but it returns on Wednesday and is here to stay. We have an exciting show lined up this week as Mike and Adam speculate and give their opinions regarding the Polaris Music Prize. The long list of 40 nominees is announced on Thursday. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at for everyone else.

Capital Hoedown is now more like party on a ranch in Stittsville.

Compare and contrast: official twitter accounts in Canada vs. Sweden.

Trees in Holmwood Park meet the chainsaws much to local residences’ protests.

Toronto bans plastic bags as a gigantic FU to Rob Ford.

Mulcair vs. Harper regarding Canada’s role in contributing money to a European bail-out fund.

European Championships kick-off amid concerns regarding racial attitudes in Poland and the Ukraine.

House of Commons sleep-over! Fight over budget bill begins this week.

Radio Topics for June 5th

The hot weather has run away and June has started with clouds and cold. I don’t mind at all but I suspect most everyone else is wondering where summer went. This week we will feature new music from Moonface and from Japandroids! As per usual the Tuesday Morning Special Blend airs from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

The two crime stories that everyone is talking about so we will also talk about them:

Eaton’s Centre shooting
Luka Magnotta

Canadian websites go to black…and white to protest Conservative’s omnibus budget bill

Watch a small black dot go slowly across the face of the sun!

Ontario Catholic school trustees are concerned over the fallout from opposition to Bill 13.

International Mental Health Conference occurring now in Ottawa.

60 years and counting for the Queen.

Presto is here…are you impressed?

Thank god the Ontario government is here to protect our children…from BINGO.–

Radio Topics

Hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day and enjoyed Bikefest. We have an exciting show lined up for you this Tuesday with three interview. At 7:30 Mike will be speaking with Elizabeth Creary about the upcoming Craig Cardiff show/fundraiser taking place on Saturday the 19th. At 8:05 Mike will speak with Dave Gallson about the Defeat Depression walk on May 27th at Vincent Massey Park. Finally, at 8:30 Mike will be speaking with Andrew Caddell about about his new book of interviews with key officials in multilateral organizations. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1FM in Ottawa and for everyone else.

Conservative government to allow slaughterhouses to process already dead animals.

IPO for Facebook could be values at an obscene amount of money.

Obama comes out in favour of gay marriage…thank you Joe Biden.

Conservative’s send massive budget bill to House of Commons committee despite NDP’s best efforts.

Bizarre BC hand-gliding tragedy continues to be in the news.

Swing state with a large latino population? Time for Florida’s Republican government to scrutinize the voters list.

Radio Topics for May 8th

Already the second Tuesday of May. Adam is back for the summer and we have three interviews for the show, everything is as it should be. Now If only Ottawa was still playing hockey. At 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Cheryl regarding the 12th Annual Hintonburg Tulipfest which will include a plant exchange, brownie bake-off and horse and trolley rides. At 8pm Mike will be speaking with Caron from MEC regarding Ottawa bike-fest taking place on Sunday. As well Caron is going to perform her own version of the famous 80′s song “Busta Move!” Finally at 8:15 Mike will be speaking with Cynthia regarding Defeat Depression Day. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCY 93.1 FM in Ottawa, online at for everyone else.

Mayfair Orleans in financial trouble only 6 months after opening.

Just when it looked like both sides in Quebec’s tuition fee stand-off had reached a starts to unravel.

Student suspended for wearing a religious t-shirt is now taken out of school by his own bible waving father. Sigh…

Rob Ford vs. The Toronto Star.

Anti-austerity parties win big in Greece and France.

The Tories want to pass the entire budget in one giant bill, the NDP is not happy with this plan. The Tories don’t care.

Radio Topics for August 30th

Welcome to the last week of August. This is Adam’s last show before he heads out west for school so we promise it will be a good one! As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

Jack Layton is laid to rest all while speculation regarding NDP leadership heats up.

Tell us why Toronto should have lower taxes and you could win lunch with Doug Ford!

Bachmann is super crazy…no seriously, she is super crazy. Then again so is the other guy who is getting a lot of buzz. At least someone has some sense.

“Don’t Be That Guy Campaign” comes to Ontario.

Its late August and you know what that means! Stephen Harper visits the arctic.

Hurricane…errr…Tropical Storm Irene hits the US.

Francois Legault’s party doesn’t have a name but it is already has plans of its platform.

BC voters reject the HST.

Radio Topics for August 23rd

August is winding down. This is Adam’s second last show before he heads back to Vancouver for the school year. We have an exciting show lined up for our listeners with our usual mix of current affairs, news and community listings. As Ottawa Folk Fest is coming up this weekend we will be previewing some of the acts who will be performing there this year. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and for everyone else.

RIP Jack Layton

It’s the Royal Canadian Air Force again… At least they will be saving $1 billion a year.

Elections Canada to look at online voting. Maybe this will help with the fact that Federal and Provincial elections will happen at exactly the same time?

The end game for Libya begins. Now who gets all that oil that’s under the ground?

Canadian Bar Association is not a fan of the Torie’s tough on crime legislation. This includes plans to quadruple pardon fees. A plan 99% of people consulted said was a bad idea.

Ottawa Citizen series on making Ottawa a great city sparks discussion.

Tony Clement probably just wishes that the whole G8 thing would just go away.

Provincial NDP offers funds for transit fares freeze.

Radio Topics for July 26th

Summer is rapidly winding down as this is the last show for July. To send July out with a bang we have an exciting show lined up for you. At 8:05 Mike will be speaking with Nadine Gelineau from The Musebox about their upcoming discussion regarding achieving success in the music industry. At 8:15 Adam will be speaking with Kathy Ewen about an upcoming Beadworks Fashion Show to raise money for Operation Come Home. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM here in Ottawa and on for everyone else.

Imagine getting paid to use power! That could never happen right? Right?

As one Lansdowne lawsuit wraps up, another could be beginning,

Jack Layton temporarily steps down as leader of the NDP due to a new cancer diagnosis.

Nowegian bomb blast and camp shooting stuns the world. Apparently the alleged perpetrator’s manifesto mentions Canada quite a few times.

August 2nd draws nearer and still no resolution to the US debt crisis.

Postal workers just can’t get a break.

New NDP MPs inherited empty file cabinets and in some cases, sarcastic notes.

Water: Something Alberta is running out of.

Radio Topics for July 12th

Welcome to week two of the Ottawa Bluesfest concert marathon. This week at 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Paul Henry from the City of Ottawa Archives about their new building. As well we will hear from Mike all about the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and what it looked like from 4 miles away. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and on for everyone else.

Congratulations are in order for South Sudan, becoming the newest state in the world.

Kind of like leaving the wolf in charge of the sheep…Canada to boycott UN disarmament conference because its chaired by North Korea.

In a less reasonable action from Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird denounces Palestinian bid for statehood.

Cost cutting: The Rob Ford edition
Cost Cutting: The Rob Ford edition pt. 2

CTV’s Quebec City correspondent resigns in spectacular fashion.

Ottawa’s Laurier Bike Lane opens! The world has not ended.

New LRT plan approved. Contract to be awarded by December 2012.

It’s a little different than having a family of squirrels living in your attic.